Honors

Four Sarasota County Businesses Named to State 'Companies to Watch' List

Sarasota's AdRizer, Big Top Brewing Company and Clickbooth and North Port's Lightspeed Voice were recently included among 50 Florida businesses selected as Florida Companies to Watch by GrowFL.

07/21/2017 By Staff

Data

Online Retail Sales Up

Overall, retail sales changed little between May and June, but were up last month by 3.2 percent over June 2016.

07/18/2017 By Staff

Data

Could a Robot Do Your Job?

Our region ranks No. 5 in a list of those most vulnerable to workplace automation.

07/14/2017 By David Hackett

Property Watch

Tavistock Development Signs on to Lakewood Ranch’s Biotech Campus

Lakewood Ranch Commercial announced plans to develop a biotech business campus on 265 acres at the northeast corner of State Road 70 and Lakewood Ranch Boulevard.

07/12/2017 By Dennis Maley

Honors

Hospital Recognized for Use of Technology

Sarasota Memorial Hospital was recently ranked among America’s “Most Wired” hospitals by the American Hospital Association.

07/11/2017 By Staff

Media

New Studio Helps Businesses with Facebook Live Streams

The video production company Mars Vision Productions recently built SRQ Live Studio.

07/11/2017 By Staff

Innovators

JellyTank Manufactures Desktop Jellyfish Aquariums

Brock and Blake Gratton presold 1,200 presold JellyTanks in May.

07/10/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Technology

New Website Connects Users to Pop-Up Classes

Sarasota's Laura Daniel Gale recently launched Talent Pool SRQ, a website that allows users to sign up for pop-up classes on topics as wide-ranging as raw food, collaborative painting, calligraphy and juicing.

06/22/2017 By Staff

Events

Intern Networking Event Happening Wednesday

Sarasota's S-One Holdings Corporation is partnering with seven local companies to bring together interns in the Sarasota and Bradenton area for social networking.

06/19/2017 By Staff

Deals

Amazon Buying Whole Foods

Amazon is purchasing the grocery store chain Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion.

06/16/2017 By Staff

Technology

ZipKord Manufactures Accessories for Phones and Other Devices

This Sarasota firm is growing.

06/16/2017 By Vicki Dean

Media

Former City Commissioner Announces New Public Affairs Show, Website

Former Sarasota Mayor and City Commissioner Suzanne Atwell announced Friday that she will launch the Suzanne Atwell Show, a blend of social media content, digital videos and a half-hour public affairs program.

06/09/2017 By Staff

Environment

Mote Marine Launches New Red Tide Reporting App

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium recently released a new free app that encourages users to report instances of red tide.

06/06/2017 By Staff

Education

University Ranks Highly for New Patents

The University of South Florida was recently ranked among the top 50 universities worldwide for the number of U.S. patents it was granted in 2016.

06/06/2017 By Staff

Technology

New Local Tourism Network Launches

The Sarasota web firm Professional Web Designs recently launched the Suncoast Vacation Network, a network of websites created to help visitors learn about and explore popular local vacation destinations.

06/05/2017 By Staff

Technology

Local Companies Named 'Companies to Watch' Finalists

Sarasota's Rite Technology and Entech, which has offices in Fort Myers and Bradenton, were both recently named finalists in the 2017 Florida Companies to Watch awards given by the state's GrowFL program.

06/01/2017 By Staff

Design

Technology Company Leases, Overhauls North Sarasota Space

SRQ Cyber Command Center recently leased and overhauled the Sarasota Waterworks Building, 1005 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota.

05/31/2017 By Staff

Marketing

Online Marketing, Social Media Discussed at Upcoming Luncheon

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce is holding a luncheon event that will cover online marketing and social media on Thursday, June 8.

05/31/2017 By Staff

Openings

Cable, Internet Company Hiring

The cable television and internet service provider Spectrum is currently hiring customer service representatives, with an open interview period scheduled for Thursday, June 1.

05/26/2017 By Staff

Retail

Mall Begins Offering Text-Ahead Valet Service

The Mall at University Town Center recently began offering a text message valet parking service that allows shoppers to send a message to have their valeted vehicle ready before they exit the mall.

05/26/2017 By Staff